where i went: the pacific northwest

required reading: to the bridge by nancy rommelmann where i stayed  the state hotel (downtown seattle, wa): this was a ideal downtown location. we were in walking distance of most of the sights we wanted to see. extremely clean and there was a rooftop for great views of pike place market. the inn at haystack…

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where i went: new orleans

where i stayed  the roosevelt hotel air bnb fun things i’ve done in NOLA  mardi gras (!) walked along the MS river and through the french quarter went on a carriage ride ghost tour through the french quarter went for a long and leisurely walk through audobon park where i eat & drink josephine estelle:…

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where i went: paris

required reading: marie antoinette by stefan zweig  favorite bookstore: shakespeare & co.  places i went eiffel tower monmatre/sacre coeur luxembourg gardens victor hugo house  pigalle (cool basketball court) st. michael fountain (st. germaine) notre dame cathedral the louvre champs elysees arc de triomphe where i ate  clover st. germaine: very small (only about 5 tables…

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where i went: memphis

required reading: hellhound on his trail by hampton sides downtown where i drink  ernestine & hazel’s: used to be a brothel, beer and fireball only, great jukebox, soul burgers will change your life bardog: home of the breakfast shot, favorite for locals silky’s: beale st, famous for “buckets”, live music/dancing, bar food, they have goats for…

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